A man who lost an arm and his family to a tribe of cannibals returns ten years later to bring back his teenager daughter, only to find that she grew up into a beautiful blonde woman who became the cannibals' queen.
Doctor Taylor, his wife Elizabeth and their teenage daughter Lana go to an isolated hospital in the Brazilean jungle, close to the Amazon river; they are attacked by savages and he sees them kill and eat his wife, and abduct the girl. Taylor manages to get back to civilization, but he needs psychiatric help; only Doctor Ana believes his story about cannibals, and takes the risk of going with him and a few rich people who can pay for a safari in the remote jungle. The cannibals decimate a number of the safari members in a succession of attacks, and only Taylor, the sexy lady doctor, and a photograph, rich the cannibal tribe - only to discover that she is now the wife of the tribe leader, and considered a goddess. The tribe has adopted her as a white goddess. Written by
Jess Franco's Cannibals (aka White Cannibal Queen) is a ridiculous film. It is hard to find anything positive about this movie, besides for the laughs. As a whole, this movie is a complete mess. The acting is very amateur, the dubbing is horrible, there is even a rubber crocodile! The natives are Caucasian and Mexican. The worst of all is that they will randomly switch from their native language to English (yet we are supposed to think that these cannibals have never seen a white person before. Wait it gets worse. The cannibalism scenes were boring. That's right, BORING! All of the cannibal scenes in this movie were basically the same, with extreme close-ups, goofy face-paint, random sequences in black and white, and all of it in slow motion. The one thing that really pushed me away from liking this film was the skulls. The film constantly shows natives walking around with skulls on sticks (which are obviously made of some form of rubber, because the bottom jaw jiggles like jello every time they take a step.) The story is about Dr Taylor, his wife, and his daughter, who are seen on a boat in the middle of the Amazon. They are soon attacked by a group of natives and Taylor's wife gets eaten alive. He and his daughter are than kidnapped and taken to the village. Taylor barely escapes with his life, with his are eaten off by the cannibals, and his daughter is considered a white goddess. After 10 years Dr. Taylor decides to go back and get his long lost daughter with a group of rich snobs, who just go along for laughs. Everyone ends up being killed off except for Taylor and his daughter, and then the credits roll.
This film is a laughable attempt at joining into the cannibal craze of the 70s and 80s. I usually try to find something I can say positive about all of the films that I review, but this one really hits the fan. I can't really recommend this film to anyone, except for cannibal film mongers who are total fanatics about this genre (like myself.)
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